Tag: covid-19

Southeast Asian Regimes Attack Democracy on the pretext of COVID-19

While COVID-19 continues to attack the population of this region, they also become targets of the state, as they demand transparency of information on the pandemic.

/ May 8, 2020
Philippines home quarantine FORSEA

The Pasaway and Duterte’s Pandemic Blame Game

The Duterte government will never be able to correctly deal with the pandemic unless it recognizes what, not who, the real enemy is. The enemy is not the pasaway, the poor or the rebels.

Taking on the Virus, Talking with his Fists: Duterte’s Unique Approach to the COVID-19 Crisis

Duterte is floundering and clueless as a head of state. His arrogant claim to be the supreme arbiter of life and death over his countrymen has been rudely taken away from him by a virus that has put him in...

/ April 8, 2020
prevent the spread of the covid-19 virus At Hua Lamphong Railway Station

Contagion and the Thai State

Now, more than ever, Thailand needs free-flowing credible information, vigorous popular input into the policy-making process, and grassroots organisations to implement public health directives. Human resources need to be mobilised in a national effort to stave off disaster.

/ April 5, 2020
rollback of freedom Thailand

NGO condemns rollback of freedom in Thailand under the pretext of COVID-19

Thailand uses Covid-19 to restrict the freedom to inform. Virus information that the government deems "false or capable of causing fear in the public" is now punishable by up to five years in prison.

/ April 1, 2020

Regional Roundup: Asia Dares Covid Disaster

it is increasingly clear that disaster is possible for significant parts of the countries that make up 70 percent of Asia’s population unless authorities can find ways around it.

/ March 25, 2020